Kanton Basel-Stadt Things to Do

  • City Hall, Basel
    City Hall, Basel
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  • Tinguely Fountain, Basel
    Tinguely Fountain, Basel
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  • View from behind Basel Minster
    View from behind Basel Minster
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Kanton Basel-Stadt Things to Do

  • Muenster Cathedral

    Basel Things to Do

    The Baseler Münster (cathedral) is the main church of the area, built from red sandstone between 1019 and 1500 in romanic and gothic architectural style. The front of the Münster is decorated with staues of St. Georg and St. Martin; inside, many beautiful stained-glass windows, a magnificent altarpiece and medieval sculptures can be found. One...

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  • Rathaus

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    Basel Things to Do

    The red-brick old townhall of Basel is a spectacular building that dates back to the 16th century. Another townhall of Basel was destroyed in an earthquake in 1356; it was then replaced by the old townhall as we now it now between 1501-1514, shortly after Basel joined the Swiss Confederacy. In the inner courtyard, colourful paintings with scenes...

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  • Tinguely Fountain

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    Basel Things to Do

    The late Jean Tinguely (he died 1991) was a Basel artist who focused on "mechanical" or "kinetic" art, improvising moving machines that at first sight do not serve a recognisable purpose. One of his major works is the "Fasnachts"- or "Carnaval"-Fountain, often simply called "Tinguely-Fountain" on the Theaterplatz square in Basel. 10 mechanical...

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  • Zoo

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    Basel Things to Do

    The Basel Zoo is located quite central in the city, therefore being relatively small as there is no additional space for expansion left. It is nonetheless one of the most important zoos in Europe, owning many rare and interesting species. One of the unique features of Basel Zoo is an enclosure where hippos, zebras and ostriches are combined. Basel...

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  • Walking

    Basel Things to Do

    One of the best places to view the old city of Basel is from the far bank of the river Rhine. Cross over the historic Mittlere Brücke and walk down the promenade before returning on one of the river ferries. The Wild Maa ferry is a good option. If the river looks to rough then just walk back across the busy road bridge, Wettsteinbrücke and enjoy...

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  • Spalentor City Gate

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    Basel Things to Do

    Spalentor is the most richly decorated and most impressive of the three remaining city gates (out of formerly seven). It was built in the 15th century and remained in use as part of the defense structure when the city wall was torn down and the tower refurbished. Today, it has the status of a national heritage site and is well-known as a landmark...

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  • Fondation Beyeler

    Basel Things to Do

    Basel resident and owner of a gallery Ernst Beyeler has collected modern art for more than 50 years. In the 1980s he started thinking about the future of his art collection. In the end he decided on building a new museum in the small town of Riehen, in rural setting. A foundation was set up, the town Riehen provided the grounds of manor "Berower...

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  • Dreiländereck

    Basel Things to Do

    The Dreiländereck what would mean "three countries corner" if translated, is exactly that. The point where Switzerland, Germany and France come together. The place would actually be in the water in the river Rhine (Rhein), but they have some sort of Marker on a warft you can walk on. To go there, you can use tram, bus or car, also the Basler ships...

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  • Kunstmuseum

    Basel Things to Do

    The Kunstmuseum Basel owns and shows the most extensive art collection of Switzerland. Among the most important works of art are several medieval paintings of the Holbein family and a wide selection of classic swiss painters like Johann Füssli, Ferdinand Hodler and Arnold Böcklin (for example, the first version of Böcklins "Toteninsel"). Location:...

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  • Barfuesserplatz

    Basel Things to Do

    Photos: 1. Barfüsserplatz with the number 8 tram 2. Cyclist at Barfüsserplatz 3. Another cyclist at Barfüsserplatz 4. Yet another cyclist at Barfüsserplatz 5. One more cyclist at Barfüsserplatz Barfüsserplatz is a central square in Basel, named presumably after the Barfüsser order of monks. All I know about the Barfüsser monks is that in the...

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  • Swiss Paper Museum

    Basel Things to Do

    Photos: 1. Swiss Paper Museum in the Basel Paper Mill 2. Streets by the Swiss Paper Museum in St Alban The Basel Paper Mill is high on my list of places to visit the next time I come to Basel. They say it is a working museum which shows how paper was typically made in the 18th century, and how it is made today. The opening hours are somewhat...

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  • Historical Museum

    Basel Things to Do

    The collections of the Historical Museum Basel are split up into four parts. The largest and most interesting one is IMO located in the Barfüsserkirche, the former Franciscan church. This church is said to be the most important building of Franciscan architecture north of the Alps - and really impressive. It was built in the 14th century. Since...

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  • Theater

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    Basel Things to Do

    Photos: 1. Theater Basel 2. Entrance to the theater 3. Flags at the theater 4. Sign on the theater building, saying that it is forbidden to walk on the roof. The current building of the Basel Theater was built in the 1970s just behind the old theater. The new building was inaugurated in 1975, after which the old theater was blown up and...

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  • Augustiner Fountain

    Basel Things to Do

    In this street, you will find a collection of Baroque houses as well as the museum complex „Museum an der Augustinergasse“. This museum was once home to several collections in Basel which were successiveley moved out to form museums on their own. Today, it is home to the Natural History Museum of Basel. The Augustinerfountain has a medieval origin,...

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  • St Alban Church

    Basel Things to Do

    Photos: 1. St Alban 2. Signpost for pedestrian routes in the St Alban Valley St Alban is an attractive and evidently prosperous section of Basel on the left bank of the Rhine River. Traditionally this was where the old, established families of Basel used to live. There is a large youth hostel in St Alban, where I once stayed when I was somewhat...

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  • Christmas market in Basel

    We visited the Christmas market in the city of Basel. Lots of little booths filled with trinkets and goodies crowded the street in downtown Basel. We particularly enjoyed Glüwein - spiced hot wine & roasted chestnuts. Maybe merchandise is slightly over-priced, but nice to look at.

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  • St. Elisabethen Kirche/Church of St....

    The church beside the city's Opera House. This neo-gothic building is greyish and i find it gorgeous and amazing though it is not mentioned in many city guides. It is the first Protestant church built between 1857 and 1865.

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  • The Cathedral

    The locals called it "Münster". A Gothic-Romanisque minster located on the Minster Hill or locally the "Münsterhügel". The walls are made of sandstones and multicolored roofs with two towers. There's no doubt as one of the best popular sight in Basel. One of the city's ancient buildings built dated back in the 11th century.

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  • Walking at the riverside

    We took Tram # 14 and get off at the end of Mittlerebrücke (Middle Bridge). Then we took the direction St. Alban. A beautiful area to walk or relax for a while on one of the benches, enjoying the sights of the river and if the weather permits, we could also enjoy lingering under the sun.

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  • Panoramic Tour

    A sightseeing tour on board the tram lines 15 and 16. It is an entertaining way of discovering the city of Basel, from the historic part to the modern side. A free break journey at any stop along the way to take a closer at the many interesting sights beyond the circuit of the lines. This tour is free for holders of Mobility Ticket(hotel guests),...

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  • Puppenhaus Museum

    The largest of its kind in Europe. It houses the worlds largest collection of over 2’500 old teddy bears, many of which are already of a ripe old age and the oldest ones dating back to 1904. It is at the Barfüsserplatz (Steinevorstadt 1) in the heart of Basel, over 6’000 artistically-arranged objects are displayed on four floors of the museum,...

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  • Rhine River Boats

    Actually, this tip belongs to my transportation tip but i prefer to include this in my "things to do" because the ferries is only commuting on the river. These are public mode of transports crossing from riverbank to the other without an engine. It is operated only with the power of the river’s current. I was really fascinated of this kind and...

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  • St John's Gate

    As we came back from our riverside walk, we passed by this former city gate in the ancient city walls of Basel. Don't miss to go up to the remaining wall, you have a good viewpoint of the river Rhine and Klein Basel.

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  • Rhine/Rhein River

    The largest river of Switzerland flowing from Andermatt, Chur, Schaffhausen, passing Zurich then Basel till Germany and the Netherlands to the North Sea. It is navigable from Amsterdam and river cruises are operating here. One of the popular in the European cruising business.

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  • Market Square

    This area is dominated with the famous town hall where fresh vegetables, fruits and flowers are on sale. Held everyday except on Sundays.

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  • City Hall

    An imposing red-walled building at the market square and the seat of the Basel City government. Another architecture of Gothic style in the 15th century with a mystical figure.

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  • Central Station Square /Central...

    This is the area just right outside the mainstation. A busy square at the Gundeldingen District where trams operating in all directions.

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  • Central Bahnhof

    Basel SBB is the city’s mainstation. It is considered as the biggest European-boundary station with France and Germany. It is located in Greater Basel accessing mostly all parts of Switzerland. This station is run by Swiss Federal Railways.

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  • RHEIN RIVER-Ich auch Lerne Deutsch

    The river is across Basel , it was a great view of Basel. The river run from neighbor German, but not only water run from rhein river German to Basel in Switzerland, the German Culture also furnishing the social life of Basel, and the peoples of Basel are also SPRECHEN DEUTSCH, Ich auch Lerne Deutsch

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